Short film - 1930s' Eriskay women carding and spinning wool - wearing house dresses and wrap aprons.



"...Eriskay women carding & spinning wool, then winding wool from a frame into balls. Together they then 'waulk' the finished tweed, singing as they work to help to keep the rhythm to make the job faster. Crofting life in the 1930s filmed by Dr Werner Kissling during a sailing holiday. From National Library of Scotland - Moving Image Archive http://bit.ly/ScranCroft Historic Environment Scotland ''

And here they are again:


Image courtesy of the Harris Tweed Authority